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In recent weeks, thousands of refugees & migrants have arrived in Spain's Canary Islands from West African coasts, a dangerous route that has claimed at least 500 lives this year.

Reinforced cooperation & solidarity is needed to help the most vulnerable.

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Replying to @UNEP: Dugongs are vital ✅to maintaining healthy ecosystems 🌊 where they reside, helping to mitigate the effects of the #ClimateCrisis.…

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#COVID19 is threatening the rights of millions of vulnerable workers, pushing them towards even greater insecurity.

@ILO says pandemic response measures must take into account workers rights to build an equitable world.

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A sustained ceasefire is the only way to achieve peace and prosperity in Afghanistan, top UN officials stress at international conference aimed at ending long-running conflict in the country.

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For women already facing inequalities, climate crisis & #COVID19 threaten to widen the gap.

@UNDP is helping rural women build climate-resiliency through transformative local #ClimateAction.

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The distribution of #COVID19 vaccines will be an unprecedented undertaking.

The UN is working with logistics organizations to create plans for the safe & timely delivery of nearly 2 billion doses once they are available.

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Replying to @UNESCO: Due to #COVID19 UNESCO's halls might be empty, but we continue working around the clock to

📚 ensure that #LearningNeverStops f…

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Replying to @UNEP: 3️⃣5️⃣ billion tonnes of material resources were extracted from the earth for trade in 2017.

A 🆕 report is calling on earth-frie…

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3 tips to prevent antimicrobial resistance:
👩‍⚕️ Seek medical advice when you are ill
💊 Only take antibiotics & other antimicrobials when prescribed
🤲 Wash your hands frequently to prevent infections

More from @WHO during Antimicrobial Awareness Week:

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Replying to @UNICEF: Children in Yemen need peace. An end to this brutal conflict is the only way they can fulfil their potential, resume their chil…

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Replying to @UNHumanRights: 🇦🇫 #Afghanistan: UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet outlines 6 points to enable parties to the peace negotiations to consi…

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The climate crisis has not stopped amid #COVID19.

The industrial slowdown due to the pandemic has not curbed the record levels of greenhouse gases which are driving the climate emergency.

More details in new @WMO report:

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Replying to @WMO: The industrial slowdown due to #COVID19 has not curbed record levels of greenhouse gases which are driving #climatechange, more ex…

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Children in Yemen need peace. An end to this brutal conflict is the only way they can fulfil their potential, resume their childhood and, ultimately, rebuild their country. @unicefchief @unicefmedia

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Replying to @WFP: The conflict in the #Tigray region of #Ethiopia has forced more than 30,000 people to flee across the border into Sudan.

WFP is c…

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🇦🇫 #Afghanistan: UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet outlines 6 points to enable parties to the peace negotiations to consider and address the irreversible loss and devastating effect of the war and to devise a lasting peace for all Afghans. Learn more:

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Millions of refugees have crossed borders to find safety.

Find out which countries have welcomed the most people and how our colleagues from @refugees are helping those forced to flee:

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Replying to @Refugees: With peace efforts gradually paving the way for the safe return of Afghan refugees we must continue to support them.

40 year…

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Due to #COVID19 UNESCO's halls might be empty, but we continue working around the clock to

📚 ensure that #LearningNeverStops for all
🏛 protect our #WorldHeritage & 🌿biodiversity
✨ promote culture & #FightRacism
🧪advocate #OpenScience & AI

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"I firmly believe that if we can get them to sit down opposite each other, they will agree that finally, we can start the road to peace."

-- @OSE_Yemen Martin Griffiths tells @MelissaFleming about his efforts to bring and end to hostilities in Yemen.

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Replying to @UN_Women: 25 November is the International Day to End Violence against Women, kicking off #16Days of Activism.

Time to support & empow…

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The industrial slowdown due to #COVID19 has not curbed record levels of greenhouse gases which are driving #climatechange, more extreme weather, ice melt, sea-level rise and ocean heat and acidification, according to WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin

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Since the creation of the UN, 80+ former colonies comprising 750 million people have gained independence.

Learn more about decolonization:

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With peace efforts gradually paving the way for the safe return of Afghan refugees we must continue to support them.

40 years on, the world can’t look away from Afghanistan.

#Afghanistan2020 

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The conflict in the #Tigray region of #Ethiopia has forced more than 30,000 people to flee across the border into Sudan.

WFP is calling for US$24.6 million to meet the immediate needs of Ethiopian refugees.

🗞️ Read more:

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3️⃣5️⃣ billion tonnes of material resources were extracted from the earth for trade in 2017.

A 🆕 report is calling on earth-friendly trade for the sake of our planet and the long-term health of our economies. #ForNature

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Dugongs are vital ✅to maintaining healthy ecosystems 🌊 where they reside, helping to mitigate the effects of the #ClimateCrisis.

Join the push to keep these gentle “sea-cows” #WildForLife.

Learn more:

#ForNature #SaveOurOcean

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25 November is the International Day to End Violence against Women, kicking off #16Days of Activism.

Time to support & empower survivors.
Time to spark a global conversation.
Time for #GenerationEquality to #orangetheworld!

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The UN works for everyone, everywhere by:
🇺🇳 preventing conflict
🇺🇳 vaccinating children
🇺🇳 protecting refugees
🇺🇳 feeding the hungry
🇺🇳 addressing the climate crisis
🇺🇳 empowering women
🇺🇳 responding to #COVID19 & so much more.

#UN75

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